The bear which served alongside Polish soldiers during World War II now has his own statue in a park in Krakow, Poland. The history of Wojtek, a real life private in the Polish II Corps under General Anders is incredible. Wojtek, a brown bear, was found and adopted by Polish soliders in Iran who were escaping the Soviet Union. He was quickly befriended by the troops and put to use carrying heavy munitions. He enjoyed drinking beer, eating cigarettes and wrestling with soldiers. In addition to raising moral, Wojtek is said to have resupplied troops during the Battle of Monte Cassino. After the war Wojtek retired and lived out his life in the Edinburgh Zoo.